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STAR Literacy Program

Who We Are

STAR volunteer tutors work in community locations with individuals or small groups of adult learners who are improving their reading or math skills or learning English as second language. As a result, these adults can improve their ability to function in daily life and contribute to the well being of their families and the community.

After an initial 12 hour training and tutor observations, volunteers are matched with their adult learner(s). Volunteers work either one-on-one or with a small group of students in a variety of locations. STAR Literacy provides all materials and the Instructional Support Staff provide support for the planning and delivery of instruction. Volunteers prepare and deliver the lessons for their student(s). Volunteers can choose to work with adult learners (at or below the 9th grade level) to improve their reading or math skills or to help adults learning English as their second language.

STAR Literacy volunteer tutors provide individualized or small group instruction based on the student's strengths, interests and needs. No formal training in teaching is required and you do not need to speak a foreign language. To be a volunteer, you must be patient, positive, flexible, reliable and enjoy helping people. For as little as 2 hours a week, you can make a difference in the quality of an adult learner's life!

What We Do

For thirty-two years, STAR Adult Literacy Program has provided volunteer tutors for adults in need of improving literacy skills. Last year, 53 volunteer tutors provided 2,995 hours of service to 98 students. Of those students, 33 were enrolled in adult basic education students; 65 were English as a second language students. The mission of the STAR Adult Literacy Program is to recruit, train and place volunteer tutors with adult learners to help them improve their reading and math skills or learn English as a second language.


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